Pay What You Can Theatre TONIGHT! (5/27)

Thursday May 27 is Pay What You Can Night  for DOUBT, MAJOR BARBARA  & THE GRAPES OF WRATH.

PWYC nights are the biggest gift a theatre can give to its community… a chance to see fantastic, full-value theatre for whatever the audience is willing and able to pay. $5, $10, $50? All ticket prices happily accepted!
Just get there early to ensure you have a seat!

Speaking as an actor, PWYC nights are always my favorite audience:  People who really want to be there, who might not otherwise be able to afford the ticket price–you just can’t beat the energy of a crowd that is pleased to be there, and thankful for the gift. I understand—I’m often one of those crowds!

My only complaint with tonight’s PWYC offerings is that I’ll have to choose which show to see…

BUT: Thanks to cooperation between theatre houses, here’s an extra deal!
Bring your Doubt ticket stub and get $5 off the ticket price for Major Barbara or Grapes of Wrath!

Doubt: A Parable by John Patrick Shanley

“In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.  Certainty, doubt, and duty struggle for the upper-hand, and ‘right’ is as elusive as the truth.”

Gold From Straw Theatre Company

MAY 20 – JUNE 6
Thurs – Sat at 8PM and Sun at 2PM
The MECCA Building: 755 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402

Tickets thru Brown Paper Tickets: online or call 1-800-838-3006

Get involved! Learn how you can donate, sponsor, or volunteer to  support Gold From Straw, Tacoma’s newest professional theatre company!


Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw

A witty comedy from the inspired pen of Bernard Shaw. Set in London, 1906, Shaw gives us Barbara, a major in the Salvation Army, and her Machiavellian father, millionaire arms manufacturer, Andrew Undershaft. While visiting her shelter for the poor, he reveals that the shelter’s benefactor made his money by distilling whiskey. Later, Barbara is further shaken to discover that her father is a model employer.  For ages 13 and older.

Tacoma Little Theatre

MAY 21 — JUNE 13
Fri and Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:00 pm
210 North “I” Street, Tacoma, WA 98403

Tickets: 253-272-2281 or order online.


The Grapes of Wrath, adapted from John Steinbeck’s novel

A brilliant stage telling of the travails and travels of Tom Joad and his family. Winner of the 1990 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award. A powerful and deeply affecting stage version of one of the masterpieces of American literature. Adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck.”

Lakewood Playhouse

MAY 21st –JUNE 13th
Fri and Sat 8:00 pm, Sun 2:00 pm
5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd., Lakewood, WA 98499

Tickets: 253-588-0042  or order online.


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